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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Maria Diaz on Dec 5, 2018 2:41:21 PM

CPM, Ireland’s leading field sales company, takes a look at the Irish retail news for this week. This is a one-stop shop for all your Irish retail news. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter which will include all Retail articles for the previous month, including "Retail at a Glance" subscribe today.

 

Three in 10 Irish adults drink alcohol with their meals at home, research shows

When it comes to consuming alcohol with meals throughout the week, almost 3 in 10 adults claim they would have some form of alcohol with their meals at home, this peaks amongst Dublin residents where just over a third (34%) claim to consume alcohol…

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Online grocery moves forward with 13% year-on-year growth

Online sales of groceries grew by 13% globally in the 12 months ending June 2018, according to new research by Kantar Worldpanel. Online FMCG sales now account for 6.3% of all FMCG sales worldwide.

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Deck the halls: Average household to spend almost €2,700 this Christmas

Retail Ireland has published its Christmas Retail Monitor 2018, a document exploring trends among consumers and retailers this Christmas. Among the report’s findings, the Christmas Retail Monitor predicts that Irish households will spend an average of €2,690 in shops this December…

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Irish shoppers predicted to spend a staggering €4.65bn on Christmas shopping this year

Irish shoppers are expected to spend a whopping €4.65bn this Christmas. This is a major increase on the €4.5bn during the holiday season last year. Households will be spending an average of €2,690 this December which is €866 more compared to any other month this year…

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Average households to spend over €2,690 On Christmas shopping, says Retail Ireland

Irish household will spend an average of €2,690 in shops this December, approximately €866 more than any other month of this year and roughly 3% more than Christmas 2017, research shows. According to Retail Ireland's Christmas Retail Monitor 2018, published today…

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Shoppers ready for the biggest spending spree since the boom

Shoppers this Christmas are bracing themselves for the biggest spending spree since the Celtic Tiger years. Households are expected to spend an average of €2,690 in December, roughly €870 more than any other month this year.

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Chemist retail sales up, pubs down

Chemists, electrical goods retailers and hardware outlets are the big winners from a continued rise in consumer spending levels over the past three months, while pubs and bars largely lost out. CSO figures show that retail sales volumes grew by 5.1%, year-on-year…

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Book your ticket for Checkout Conference 2019: Rising to the Challenges

‘Rising to the Challenges’ is the theme of the Checkout Conference 2019, in association with dunnhumby. Taking place in the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge in Dublin on 5 February, the Checkout Conference will look at the opportunities, as well as the challenges…

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Small business owners call for shoppers not to abandon them

Shoppers are abandoning their local communities and sports teams when they shop online or head North, small businesses have warned. Retailers said many consumers forget the Christmas lights, local festivals, environmental campaigns and football teams are all sponsored...

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Christmas markets are the perfect place to get in festive spirit – here’s some of Ireland’s best spots for 2018

Thousands of Irish people will be jetting off to Christmas markets around Europe this year - but some of the best festive gems are in our own back yard. There are plenty of fairs, grottos, stalls and farms popping up around the country for the festive season, so break out the hats…

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The best of the best in retail turn out for the Shelflife C-Store Awards 2018

Ireland’s top retailers and brands gathered at Dublin’s Citywest Hotel last night to attend the prestigious ShelfLife C-Store Awards 2018. The supreme award, National Convenience Store of the Year, was ultimately scooped by Spar Parkwest of Parkwest…

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Tesco may extend Irish e-car charging points after UK move

Tesco Ireland will review a new in-store electric vehicle charging network, being rolled out by the supermarket in Britain, before expanding such services here. Tesco has teamed up with Volkswagen to roll-out more than 2,400 electric vehicle charging bays across 600…

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Strike planned at two Tesco shops in run up to Christmas

Workers in the Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon Tesco stores have voted in favour of strike action in the lead up to Christmas. Mandate Trade Union has served notice that Sligo workers will strike on Thursday, December 6th, and again on Friday, December 14th.

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Aldi survey reveals Cadbury Roses as Ireland’s favourite Christmas treats

Cadbury Roses have been revealed as Ireland’s favourite Christmas treats by Aldi’s figures from a survey, which measures the company's wide range stocking highlights of all of the favourite food, drink and confectionery brands in this festive season.

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Aldi opens new 'Project Fresh' store in Graiguenamanagh

With the opening of Aldi's latest “Project Fresh” store in Graiguenamanagh and has created 20 more jobs in the area. Abbey Hall Committee members have joined in the opening day celebrations, where they were presented with their cheque in store.

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Londis Castlebar named Forecourt Retailer of the Year

Casey’s Londis, Castlebar, beat off competition from hundreds of local convenience store entrants across Ireland to be named Forecourt Retailer of the Year (small) at the prestigious ShelfLife C-Store Awards awards ceremony, earning the accolade of Best of the Best in their category.

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Iceland opens second Wexford store

Supermarket retailer Iceland, which specialises in frozen food but offers a complete grocery and fresh range too, opened its 26th Irish store this morning at Redmond Square in Wexford. The new shop is Iceland’s second in the Model County, following the Gorey store…

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Christmas windows unveiled at Clerys despite iconic Dublin department store’s closure

Christmas windows have been unveiled at Clerys - despite the iconic Dublin department store being closed. The festive displays with the theme "Clerys Through The Ages" were revealed this morning. New owners have installed the windows to take shoppers…

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Sports Direct chief calls for 20% tax on online sales

Mike Ashley, the chief executive of Sports Direct, told MPs that they should impose a 20 per cent tax on online sales in a bid to save bricks-and-mortar stores. Appearing in front of the Westminster committee for housing, communities and local government…

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B&Q's Irish sales flat, but profits rise to €4m as it cuts overheads

Sales at the Irish arm of the B&Q DIY chain were flat at €85m in its last financial year, but its pre-tax profit rose to €4m from €3.5m as its administrative expenses declined. The retailer, which is part of the UK's Kingfisher group which owns the Screwfix chain, operates from eight stores in Ireland.

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Investment spend pulls Ikea annual profits down 26%

Ikea has reported a 26% fall in annual profits; due mainly to the impact of it heavily investing in improving its online and delivery offerings. A €2.8bn investment in online, stores, distribution networks, renewable energy and forestry led to a drop in operating profit to €2.25bn.

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Religious books and gifts company Veritas to close 3 retail stores across the country

The religious book and gifts company Veritas is set to close three of its stores before the end of January, with 13 employees affected. The company – which is part of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference – made the announcement today as part of a “rationalisation process…

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Weak pound means Northern Ireland border shops enjoying bumper sales

Northern Ireland's border-based shops are preparing for a bumper Christmas despite Brexit bringing uncertainty to the future of a retail sector currently worth £40m annually. Southern shoppers are continuing to profit from a pound whose value began to plunge…

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Retail NI launches plan to regenerate high streets

Retail NI launched a 47 point plan to revamp Northern Ireland’s high streets at a conference at Queen’s University Belfast. The plan, contained in the Regeneration NI report, proposes establishing a Northern Ireland Town and Cities Partnership to manage and coordinate…

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Black Friday sales provide timely boost for Northern Ireland high street

Black Friday sales helped Northern Ireland's high street buck the UK-wide trend of falling retail spending, new footfall data has suggested. With a new tunnel reopening one of Belfast's most important retail thoroughfares this week, analyst Springboard said Northern Ireland's…

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